Sabres’ Ristolainen Fined $135,000 For Speeding In Finland
What happens when you get a speeding ticket? Usually get a fine and appear in court. Nothing too serious, for most drivers here in America who are caught speeding on the roadway (depending on a variety of factors).
However, Buffalo Sabres defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen, was caught speeding in his native country, Finland and the fine is mind-boggling.
Ristolainen was fined 120,000 euros, which is the equivalent of $135,440 here in the United States.
Why so high?
According to Yahoo Sports, in Finland they use a "day fine" system, that is calculated on the basis of a daily defender's disposable income. The number of "day fines" you receive, is based on how far over the speed limit you were going.
In a nutshell, Ristolainen makes a lot of money and was going well over the speed limit. The Sabres d-man was traveling twice the legal speed limit (50 mph in a 25 mph zone) and he makes over $5 million a year for the blue and gold.
If that's not enough, he could also have his license suspended for three months, but that decision has reportedly not been made yet.
The fine is thought to be the most for a speeding ticket, ever in Finland.